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Career Strategies for Women in Academia
Arming Athena

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© 1998 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Making oneÆs way through the minefields that are found in the academic professions is difficult for anyone, but the issues encountered by women in academe are pervasive and require specific strategies. In this new volume, editors Lynn H. Collins, Joan C. Chrisler, and Kathryn Quina provide a wealth of information about institutional pitfalls in higher-education professions, advice on how to handle difficult situations, and encouragement to those who persevere in their pursuit of an academic career. The book first considers the current state of women in higher education and then turns to an examination of womenÆs roles in academe. Next, a section on assuming leadership in higher education provides insights and advice on breaking the "glass ceiling." A final section looks at how to take charge of oneÆs self and oneÆs career. Full of personal accounts including "success stories and cautionary tales," Career Strategies for Women Academics is a must-own for women looking for success in academia.
Joann Claire Silverberg
Foreword
A Feminist Classicist Reflects on Athena  
Joan C Chrisler, Lynn H Collins and Kathryn Quina
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE CURRENT STATUS OF WOMEN IN ACADEME
Nijole V Benokraitis
Working in the Ivory Basement
Subtle Sex Discrimination in Higher Education  
Alberta Gloria
Searching for Congruity
Reflections of an Untenured Woman of Color  
Kathryn Quina
On Overcoming Bureaucracy
A Tale of Grievance  
Lynn H Collins
Competition and Contact
The Dynamics Behind Resistance to Affirmative Action in Academe  
Chris D Erickson
A Woman's Search for Belonging in Academia
Ethel Morgan Smith
Be Black for Me
Ellin Kofsky Scholnick
Paying Athena
Statistics, Statutes and Strategies  
 
PART TWO: WOMEN'S ROLES AND CAREER DECISIONS
Joan C Chrisler
Teacher versus Scholar
Role Conflict for Women?  
Michelle R Dunlap
The ABD Faculty Blues
Getting Organized for the Dissertation and Beyond  
Loraine K Obler
Career Strategies I Stumbled Upon
Susan A Basow
Student Evaluations
The Role of Gender Bias and Teaching Styles  
Suzanna Rose and Mona J E Danner
Money Matters
The Art of Negotiation for Women Faculty  
 
PART THREE: ASSUMING LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Joan C Chrisler, Linda Herr and Nelly K Murstein
Women as Faculty Leaders
Mary K Madsen
Women Administrators in Higher Education
Claire Porac
Strategy Notes for the Equity Struggle
Women Academics in a Canadian Context  
Kathryn Quina, Maureen Cotter and Kim Romenesko
Breaking the (Plexi-)glass Ceiling in Higher Education
Mary Zahm
Creating a Feminist Mentoring Network
Anonymous
The Pro Forma Review That Wasn't
 
PART FOUR: TAKING CHARGE AND TAKING CARE
Bernice Lott and Lisa M Rocchio
Standing up, Talking Back and Taking Charge
Maryka Biaggio
What I've Learned about Addressing Sexual Harrassment, Protecting Students and Keeping a Job
Linda L Carli
Coping with Adversity
Regina Bento
Do Unto Others
Ester Ruiz Rodriquez
La Llorona in Academe
Mary Gray
Afterword

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